Lunar Eclipses: 1991 - 2000

Fred Espenak

Introduction

A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 1991 through 2000 is presented here in two ways. The first is a series of Figures showing the Moon's path through Earths shadows for each eclipse. The second is a Table listing the primary characteristics of each eclipse. Near the bottom of the page are a series of Links to more on lunar eclipses.

Table of Lunar Eclipses: 1991 through 2000

A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 1991 through 2000 is presented in the table below. The first column gives the Calendar Date of the instant of greatest eclipse. The second column TD of Greatest Eclipse is the Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) when the Moon passes closest to the axis Earth's shadow. The third column lists the Eclipse Type which is either Total, Partial, or Penumbral.

Eclipses recur over the Saros cycle, a period of approximately 18 years 11 days. Each eclipse belongs to the Saros Series shown in column 4. The Umbral Magnitude gives the fraction of the Moon's diameter immersed in Earth's umbral shadow at the instant of greatest eclipse (column 5). The Eclipse Duration gives the length of the partial eclipse. If the eclipse is total then two durations are listed. The first is the interval between the beginning and end of the partial phases. The second value (in bold) is the duration the total phase (column 6). Finally, the Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility provides a brief description of where each eclipse will be seen.

The eclipse date (first column) links to the prime page for the eclipse. This page features an eclipse diagram and map showing the geographic region of eclipse visibility, as well as detailed predictions, Besellian elements and links to additional information about the eclipse.

The Key to Lunar Eclipse Decade Table contains a more detailed description of each item in the table.

Lunar Eclipses: 1991 - 2000
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse Eclipse Type Saros Series Umbral Magnitude Eclipse Duration Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility
1991 Jan 30 05:59:37 Penumbral 143 -0.111 - Americas, Europe, western Africa
1991 Jun 27 03:15:42 Penumbral 110 -0.757 - Americas, South Europe, Africa
1991 Jul 26 18:08:48 Penumbral 148 -0.811 - eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, western Pacific
1991 Dec 21 10:33:60 Partial 115 0.088 01h04m Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
1992 Jun 15 04:57:57 Partial 120 0.682 03h00m eastern Pacific, Americas, western Europe, Africa
1992 Dec 09 23:45:05 Total 125 1.271 03h29m
01h14m
Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia
1993 Jun 04 13:01:26 Total 130 1.562 03h38m
01h36m
Asia, Australia, Pacific, western Americas
1993 Nov 29 06:27:06 Total 135 1.088 03h31m
00h47m
Pacific, Americas, Europe, western Africa
1994 May 25 03:31:20 Partial 140 0.243 01h45m eastern Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa
1994 Nov 18 06:44:54 Penumbral 145 -0.219 - Pacific, Americas, Europe, western Africa
1995 Apr 15 12:19:04 Partial 112 0.111 01h13m Asia, Australia, Pacific, western Americas
1995 Oct 08 16:05:12 Penumbral 117 -0.211 - Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific
1996 Apr 04 00:10:47 Total 122 1.379 03h37m
01h26m
Americas, Europe, Africa, western Asia
1996 Sep 27 02:55:24 Total 127 1.240 03h23m
01h09m
central Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa
1997 Mar 24 04:40:28 Partial 132 0.920 03h23m central Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa
1997 Sep 16 18:47:42 Total 137 1.191 03h16m
01h02m
Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1998 Mar 13 04:21:09 Penumbral 142 -0.382 - central Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa
1998 Aug 08 02:25:55 Penumbral 109 -0.864 - Americas, Europe, Africa
1998 Sep 06 11:11:11 Penumbral 147 -0.154 - eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
1999 Jan 31 16:18:34 Penumbral 114 -0.026 - Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific
1999 Jul 28 11:34:46 Partial 119 0.397 02h23m eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
2000 Jan 21 04:44:35 Total 124 1.325 03h23m
01h17m
Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa
2000 Jul 16 13:56:39 Total 129 1.768 03h56m
01h46m
Asia, Pacific, western Americas

Geographic abbreviations (used above): n = north, s = south, e = east, w = west, c = central

Each link in the following table displays a page containing 10 years of lunar eclipses. Every eclipse has links to an eclipse diagram and map of geographic visibility, and a dedicated web page for that eclipse.

Decade Tables of Lunar Eclipses
Decades
1901-1910 1911-1920 1921-1930 1931-1940 1941-1950
1951-1960 1961-1970 1971-1980 1981-1990 1991-2000
2001-2010 2011-2020 2021-2030 2031-2040 2041-2050
2051-2060 2061-2070 2071-2080 2081-2090 2091-2100

Century Catologs of Lunar Eclipses

Each link in the following table displays a catalog containing 100 years of eclipses.

Century Catalogs of Lunar Eclipses
Centuries
1001-1100 1101-1200 1201-1300 1301-1400 1401-1500
1501-1600 1601-1700 1701-1800 1801-1900 1901-2000
2001-2100 2101-2200 2201-2300 2301-2400 2401-2500
2501-2600 2601-2700 2701-2800 2801-2900 2901-3000

For other centuries, see Six Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -2999 to +3000

Links to Additional Lunar Eclipse Predictions

Eclipse Predictions

The eclipse predictions presented here were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates have been calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this web site is based on the book Thousand Year Canon of Lunar Eclipses 1501 to 2500. All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.

Permission is granted to reproduce eclipse data when accompanied by a link to this page and an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, www.EclipseWise.com"

The use of diagrams and maps is permitted provided that they are NOT altered (except for re-sizing) and the embedded credit line is NOT removed or covered.